Wednesday Sep 10
Jackson Heights News
Avella declares victory, Liu refuses to concede
State Senator Tony Avella has fought off a strong challenge by former city comptroller John Liu to hold on to his seat in northeast Queens. However, Liu has held off on conceding defeat, despite facing a 6,813-6,245 deficit with just over 95 percent of the election districts reporting results.
Wall Street Journal
Election Tests Governor's Centrist Stance
Sandy Reiburn, left, passes out leaflets for state committee candidate Olanike Alabi of the 57th District Tuesday at Brooklyn Technical High School. To Sanford Schwartz, an 88-year-old retired financial executive from Bayside in Queens, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the background and record to deserve a vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
INTERACTIVE: Find Out How Much Crime Was Reported In Your Local Park
The crimes included 15 grand larcenies according to the NYPD, which released quarterly statistics for 30 of the city's parks. Central Park - which had 58 reported crimes through Aug. 31 - was not counted in the NYPD park crime report because it has its own police precinct, officials said.
New York Daily News
Former City Controller John Liu takes on State Sen. Tony Avella in contentious Democratic Primary
Avella, who has represented the northeast Queens area as a City Councilman and State Senator, angered local Democratic Party officials when he became a member of the Independent Democratic Caucus. The Democratic encouraged former Controller John Liu to run against him.
Plan the Luxury Vacation of a Lifetime with Bayside Travel of Larchmont
Every local business has a story worth sharing with the community. This series is as much about supporting companies as it is about celebrating the places and faces that make our community special.
The Georgetown Times
Police Blotter: They don't like each other
A woman from the 100 block of Egret Run Lane wants a restraining order taken out against a 70-year-old female neighbor.
Council Member Vallone Presents Citation to Student Maggie McQuillan
Council Member Paul Vallone visited P.S. 41 in Bayside to present Maggie McQuillan, who graduated this year, a City Council Citation recognizing her as "Outstanding Student of the Year."
Jackson Heights News
Driven to help
In 1999, Ed Walter decided that he wanted to give back to the hospital that was there for his children as they grew up, St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children in Bayside.